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Altieri, Charles 1942-

Works: 49 works in 211 publications in 3 languages and 7,814 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliographies  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Charles Altieri
Act & quality : a theory of literary meaning and humanistic understanding by Charles Altieri( )

21 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlarging the temple : new directions in American poetry during the 1960's by Charles Altieri( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and German and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self and sensibility in contemporary American poetry by Charles Altieri( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painterly abstraction in modernist American poetry : the contemporaneity of modernism by Charles Altieri( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Altieri's book sets modernist American poetry in a precise cultural context by analysing how major poets reacted to the challenge posed by modernist painting's radical critique of traditional representational models for art. It argues that modernist poets have tended to resist the received values of their contemporary culture by finding idealising principles in modes of pure abstraction. It traces the use of such abstraction in literature from Wordsworth, through Baudelaire and Mallarme, to T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, and Gertrude Stein. There are summary chapters also on Wallace Stevens and Ezra Pound, considerations of Cezanne and the Cubists, and a substantial theoretical discussion of the nature of abstract art." --Publisher description
The art of twentieth-century American poetry : modernism and after by Charles Altieri( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by a leading critic, this invigorating introduction to modernist American poetry conveys the excitement that can be generated by a careful reading of modernist poems. It encourages readers to confront the difficulties involved in tackling this literature and to identify with the modernists' sense of the revolutionary possibilities of their art. Altieri's account embraces four generations of American poets, tracing the ambitions, the disillusionments and the continuities of modernist poetry through to the 1980s. He describes how the sense of liberation created by early modernist formal
Reckoning with the imagination : Wittgenstein and the aesthetics of literary experience by Charles Altieri( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much current theorizing about literature involves efforts to renew our sense of aesthetic values in reading. Such is the case with new formalism as well as recent appeals to the notion of "surface reading." While sympathetic to these efforts, Charles Altieri believes they ultimately fall short because too often they fail to account for the values that engage literary texts in the social world. In Reckoning with the Imagination, Altieri argues for a reconsideration of the Kantian tradition of Idealist ethics, which he believes can restore much of the power of the arguments for the role of aesthetics in art. Altieri finds a perspective for that restoration in a reading of Wittgenstein’s later work that stresses Wittgenstein’s parallel criticisms of the spirit of empiricism. Altieri begins by offering a phenomenology of imagination, because we cannot fully honor art if we do not link it to a distinctive, socially productive force. That force emerges in two quite different but equally powerful realizations in his reading of John Ashbery’s "Instruction Manual," which explicitly establishes a model for a postromantic view of imagination, and William Butler Yeats’s "Leda and the Swan." He then turns to Wittgenstein with chapters on the role of display as critique of Enlightenment thinking, the honoring of qualities like sensitivity and the ability to attune to the actions of others, the role of expression in the building of models, and the contrast between ethical and confessional modes of judgment. Finally, Altieri produces his own model of aesthetic experience as participatory valuation and makes an extended argument for the social significance of appreciation as a way to escape the patterns of resentment fundamental to our current mode of politics. A masterful work by one of our foremost literary and philosophical theorists, Reckoning with the Imagination will breathe new life into ongoing debates over the value of aesthetic experience
Modern poetry by Charles Altieri( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernisms now : essays on contemporaneity in the arts by Charles Altieri( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernism today is driven by a set of theoretical stances that grow increasingly problematic. But as the theoretical contradictions emerge, it becomes possible to contrast this theoretical discourse to the ambitions that initially led writers and artists to pursue their version of postmodern perspectives. So this book explores what remains viable and valuable in some representative versions of what these writers and artists created
Canons and consequences : reflections on the ethical force of imaginative ideals by Charles Altieri( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallace Stevens and the demands of modernity : toward a phenomenology of value by Charles Altieri( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Altieri, one of our foremost analysts of modernism, has in his recent work argued for the importance of the affects, which philosophy has too long subordinated to cognition and ethics. In Wallace Stevens and the Demands of Modernity, Altieri focuses his attention on modernist poetry, especially that of Wallace Stevens. He argues that critics have failed to appreciate the degree to which modernist poetry, like modernist art, breaks from the epistemology that arose from cultures of empiricism. If we recognize the limits of that authority we can also recognize the close positive affinities between how we feel and how we value."--Publisher's website
The particulars of rapture : an aesthetics of the affects by Charles Altieri( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brilliant, penetrating, and ambitious book by a well-known literary theorist studies the complex relationship between the emotions on the one side and literary works and paintings on the other. A central aim of Charles Altieri's is to rescue our understanding of the affects from philosophical theories that subordinate them to cognitive control and ethical judgment. Altieri concentrates on two fundamental aspects of aesthetic experience: the first describes how representative texts and paintings compose intricate affective states; the second engages how we might generalize from the values involved in the affects made articulate by works of art. He addresses a range of affective states, distinguishing carefully among sensations, feelings, moods, emotions, and passions. He shows how art solicits, organizes, and reflects upon affective energies and how many of the qualities of the affects developed within artworks simply disappear when observers are content with adjectival labels such as "sad," "angry," or, "happy." "The Particulars of Rapture proposes treating affects in adverbial rather than in adjectival terms, emphasizing the way in which text and paintings shape distinct affective states. Such an emphasis places the manner in which artwork acts upon the emotions central to the quality of the resulting affect. And that emphasis in turn enables Altieri to show how a more general expressivist model for establishing and assessing values can compete with perspectives based on rationality. -- Publisher description
Subjective agency : a theory of first-person expressivity and its social implications by Charles Altieri( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fate of difficulty in the poetry of our time by Nicholas D Nace( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voice and erasure in Srikanth Reddy's Voyager / Langdon Hammer -- Rewriting the sonnet's cunning : on Laynie Browne's Daily sonnets / Al Filreis -- Trouble with difficulty : Jacqueline Waters's "The tax" / Aaron Kunin -- Some contemporary roles for difficulty in Geoffrey G. O'Brien's People on Sunday / Charles Altieri -- The dark looks of "The husband" / John Wilkinson -- The science of creation : on Aaron Kunin's "First" / Michael W. Clune -- On Spahr's poem "Switching" / Siobhan Philips -- Attended with trouble : Jena Osman's "Persona ficta" / Michael Davidson -- After difficulty / Ben Lerner -- "A poem of how to be" : abjection and biopolitical capitalism in Ariana Reines's "Rendered" / Judith Goldman -- From private to public worlds : the evolution of Atsuro Riley's hyper-hyphenated universe / Cary Nelson -- Paranoid poetics : targeting and evasion in Myung Mi Kim's Penury / Joseph Jonghyun Jeon -- Sherwin Bitsui's blank dictionary : Navajo poetics and non-indigenous readers / Brian Reed -- Patter as misdirection in Douglas Kearney's "The miscarriage: a minstrel show" / Nadia Nurhussein -- "What is more precise than precision?" Tisa Bryant's unexplained presence / Jeanne Heuving -- Difficulty bees as difficulty does / Evie Shockley -- Difficulties that matter : Rosa Alcala's voice activation / Roberto Tejada -- Incipient lust / Lyn Hejinian -- Phrasebook Pentecosts and daggering lingua francas in the poetry of Latasha N. Nevada Diggs : tuning to the "clusterfuck of tongues" / Jennifer Scappettone -- Ethical character recognition / Bob Perelman -- Robertson's research / Lytle Shaw -- "Distributed via whatever" : locating form in Kevin Davies's "Lateral argument" / Geoffrey G. O'Brien -- In bad taste : type, token, and tone in Vanessa Place's "First stone" / Nicholas D. Nace -- Hellocasting the Holocaust : appropriative poetry as an ethical practice / Adalaide Morris -- Self-expression without self-expression : the political meaning of self-evident poems / Jennifer Ashton -- Meditation as mediation : Craig Dworkin in the pine-woods / Marjorie Perloff
Ceremonies and spectacles : performing American culture( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The insular dream : obsession and resistance( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This multidisciplinary collection of essays by some of Europe's foremost Americanists deals with the United States as an island nation. America's trade policies, its foreign military ventures, its humor and its literature are all marked by the country's paradoxical desire to withdraw from the wider world beyond its oceans, while yet serving as its exemplar. The essays, covering aspects of legal and political studies, history and literature, probe the intersection between the national and the international. As such they constitute an important contribution to the study of America's self-definition
Polytheogamy by Timothy Liu( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticism & contemporary poetry & poetics( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anything goes : the work of art and the historical figure by Arthur C Danto( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectacular anti-spectacle : ecstasy and nationality in Whitman and his heirs by Charles Altieri( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yeats and the tradition of the literary ballad by Charles Altieri( )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Self and sensibility in contemporary American poetry
Painterly abstraction in modernist American poetry : the contemporaneity of modernismThe art of twentieth-century American poetry : modernism and afterPostmodernisms now : essays on contemporaneity in the artsThe particulars of rapture : an aesthetics of the affectsCeremonies and spectacles : performing American culturePolytheogamy
Alternative Names
Altieri, Charles

Altieri, Charles F.

Altieri, Charles F. 1942-

Altieri, Charles Frances.

Altieri, Charles Francis 1942-

Charles Altieri English academic

Чарлз Алтиери

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